Don’t Trash Your Drain or Toilet – Prevent Sewer Overflows with Proper Disposal by El Dorado Irrigation District Jul 28, 2021 Member Submitted News A reminder for our sewer customers; don’t flush anything but bodily fluids and toilet paper down the toilet, or wash liquids down your sink or drains that can clog pipes (see chart below). Your toilets and drains are part of a very important network of pipes and pumps that send sewage and wastewater to the sanitary sewage system. Sewage overflows are a concern for public health and safety, and they can affect our community’s drinking water supplies and potentially damage the environment and health of our local waterways. Toilet paper is designed to go through the sewer system; it begins to breakdown almost immediately after it touches water. Other products, even the ones that say they are flushable, can cause clogs in sewer pipes and damage essential pumps that move sewage and wastewater to the sanitation sewage system. Visit our “Don’t Trash Your Drain” and “Sewer Concerns and Customer Responsibility” webpages to learn more.